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SAN DIEGO (August 17, 2023): Employment law firm Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC (NFC) is proud to welcome attorney Rachael Aguirre to the firm, who started with the firm on May 1, 2023.

Aguirre has a long history of successfully serving as General Counsel and in various in-house legal roles for prominent companies and organizations in Southern California. Most recently, Aguirre served as General Counsel (employment) for Career Strategies, Inc., a prominent staffing company with offices throughout the country. In this role, Aguirre represented management of private sector businesses in employment law and employee relations matters covering laws such as under Title VII, EEO, FMLA, ADA, FLSA, FEHA, EDD, DOL and other state and federal laws. She also advised and counseled on all types of employment related matters including discrimination claims, handbook provisions, workplace policies, accommodation issues, CDC guidelines, and COVID related compliance issues. She previously held in-house counsel roles at the Shore Hotel, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Thomson Reuters, and the Screen Actors’ Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Her experience also includes working as a law firm associate, where she represented union clients in employment and labor relations matters to ensure compliance with applicable contracts and laws.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rachael to Nukk-Freeman & Cerra’s West Coast team,” said Stacy Fode, Managing Partner of NFC’s San Diego office. “Rachael is a talented and well-respected attorney, with a long history of handling all types of employment matters. I am confident that she will serve our clients extraordinarily well and contribute greatly to our firm as we continue to build our California presence.”

Aguirre earned her law degree from the University of California Berkeley School of Law, and previously earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University. She speaks both English and Spanish.

“Nukk-Freeman & Cerra is a highly regarded firm, comprised of exceptional attorneys who serve top tier clients,” said Aguirre. “I am excited to join the NFC team and look forward to all that I will be able to accomplish with my new colleagues on behalf of our clients in California and beyond.”

Recognized as a top Employment Law Firm, NFC provides a progressive, creative and forward-thinking approach to the practice of management-side employment law. Staffed with highly experienced employment attorneys and a robust support team, we deliver superior work product and incomparable client service. NFC attorneys have litigated thousands of cases and handled appeals at all levels in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. Our substantive knowledge encompasses all areas of employment and benefits law. In addition, NFC has an entire team dedicated to designing and delivering hundreds of distinctive and sophisticated employment law training. We work vigorously to counsel our clients on the most effective preventative measures. NFC is currently recruiting talented attorneys at various levels for our growing West Coast office. Learn more about NFC and career opportunities with the firm at


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